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WHAT MAKES A VILLAIN?

ANVILUS NÖIRE: The Black Anvil, by whom souls are crushed! The Antipaladin, as the name suggests, stands in opposition to everything the Paladin stands up for. Fear and tyranny are his weapons, and they are as terrible and hideous as his great dark sword, Apollyon. Death stands at his right hand and war walks in the turbulence of his stride.

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Digital (Blender™ & Photoshop™), 2018

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A MAN OF DARK PRINCIPLES & DEEP EVIL

⬆ Being an antipaladin is more than just being a great fighter; It is about being a master of terror and a servant of greater evil, the enemies of A-nak. The terrifying Anvilus rules his dark minions with fear and an iron fist, or, shall we say, an obsidian-arnoured fist.
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IT IS ALL ABOUT POWER.

As one of the greatest swordsmen in history, ANVILUS NÖIRE wields the hideous unholy sword, Apollyon, an ancient arcane artifact whose blade is a rip in the very fabric of the space-time continuum itself; However, this sword's most devastating power lies in its ability to access the powers and abilities of all the other arcane artifacts.

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Pen & Ink, 2006

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ARMOR OF OBSIDIAN, SWORD OF HATE

⬆ Armed with the Unholy Sword Apollyon, Anvilus serves the evil Arch-Lich Morbulus. Using the Arch-lich's dark powers and also using Apollyon's ability to access the other ancient artifacts, Anvilus works relentlessly to set Morbulus free upon an unsuspecting Varzuun.
 
Original Draft for Anvilus Nöire --- Pen & Ink, 2006

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⬆ This fearsome warrior was once thought to be nothing more than a folk-tale from Varzuun's past, but he has appeared once again to thwart the plans of Flavius and friends, and threaten the sanctity of Varzuun with his tyranny.

This is the very first drawing of this character, from 2006.
Anvilus Nöire, Antipaladin --- Pen & Ink, 2007

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⬆ No one knows who he is, or how he is able to shadow Flavius and friends wherever they go. He has had several opportunities to kill them, yet he does not. What, then, are his ulterior motives and hidden agenda?

Within a year of the first draft, the look of the Anvilus character had evolved to his current form.
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⬆ The details of Anvilus's facemask. Note the chainmail chin mask, the tassel atop the helmet, the noctilucent eyes and the tears of blood Note also on the rest of the armour, the chainmail sleeve detail and the rune-carve roundels.

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Pen & Ink, 2006

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⬆ TYRANTHUS, the dreaded black dragon of Anvilus Nöire, carries the fearsom antipaladin to his targets and allows him to wreak havoc and death from above.
THE ADVENTURES OF AN
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Anvilus found misadventure and mayhem far and wide across most of western Varzuun. Everywhere he went in those ancient and mystic places there were battles and monsters, havoc and war.

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